The purpose of this handbook, as stated in the preface, is to present in the most concise form possible the essential features of obstetrics and diagnostic gynecology. This it does most admirably. The book contains an enormous amount of information which is very clearly outlined, presented in a concise, easily readable manner and thoroughly indexed for easy reference. The attitudes toward therapy are conservative and are in full agreement with modern thought. The 45 illustrations for the most part have been taken from standard texts and are well selected and reproduced. The book will find wide usefulness.